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Author Topic: Can UREI 813's sound good?  (Read 31980 times)

Larrchild

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2007, 10:49:51 pm »

Well.
I was just referring to stock one for reference, since a previous poster had referred to modified drivers.
I wasn't saying the foam had anything to do with it.
So to clarify, coaxial horn-loaded speakers can be beamy in the upper highs.
Sorry if there was any confusion there.
Excellent and accurate description of how the foam works, btw!
What do those odd relief holes on the side walls of the horn do?
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Brent Handy

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2007, 11:16:12 pm »

I think that saying coaxials are beamy is a bit incorrect.  Maybe the stock drivers in UREIs were.  Radians sound nice.  They aren't beamy.

Lets side step to JBL.  Not a real stretch since Harmon/JBL was doing UREI last.  JBL released a dual 14" driver + horn studio monitor.  They were only around for a year or two.  They required JBLs digital processing, so that may be why.  Anyone hear them?
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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2008, 05:34:27 am »

hey guys, look at these, what is your honest opinion? im thinking on getting these. http://cgi.ebay.com/Urei-838-2x15-Studio-Monitors-Amp-Gibson -Vintage_W0QQitemZ110176308168QQihZ001QQcategoryZ47093QQrdZ1 QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p1638.m118
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Brent Handy

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2008, 02:04:40 pm »

Since those aren't stock...who knows?  If you look closely at the top driver on the right, the surround has deteriorated.  If you buy these, you should take them to SpeakerWorks on Mingo and have him check them out.  You could be in them for $1k in recones and shipping.

What size of room are these potentially going in?
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mfolta

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2008, 09:08:21 pm »

they are going in a 25x25 room they will be on a 12 foot wall about the 7 foot level, the room vaults from 12 foot to 8 foot. thanks brent, i was hoping someone with experience could help me before i blew any money. youre the man!! ill hollar at you and allen soon...
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Brent Handy

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2008, 11:01:59 pm »

Hey, you might call the TV deprtment at ORU.  They used to have several pairs of Westlakes for sale.  They were in great shape too.  Since Richard Roberts is out, they may be in a pinch for cash.
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mfolta

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2008, 08:55:14 pm »

i doubt they would talk to a nobody like me.
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TMI Audio

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2008, 01:12:52 pm »

 Laughing

Your CASH is as green as anyone else! Don't be silly. They are selling something.
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mfolta

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2008, 06:03:10 pm »

ill try. im trying to win the blue stripe 1176 on ebay right now,if i win it ill wait a month or so on monitors.
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Andy Simpson

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2008, 11:42:15 am »

Brent Handy wrote on Tue, 01 January 2008 05:16

I think that saying coaxials are beamy is a bit incorrect.  Maybe the stock drivers in UREIs were.  Radians sound nice.  They aren't beamy.

Lets side step to JBL.  Not a real stretch since Harmon/JBL was doing UREI last.  JBL released a dual 14" driver + horn studio monitor.  They were only around for a year or two.  They required JBLs digital processing, so that may be why.  Anyone hear them?


Got a link for that?

I thought the recent JBL 'home theatre' stuff ('Everest/K2' with the big horns) looked interesting but haven't heard them. Anyone?

Andy
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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2008, 11:02:25 pm »

I will sell you my remaining 813's for $5 each if you come take them away, and fix the holes where they have resided (never turned on) for the last 15 years.

Absolutely awful monitors.
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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2008, 08:44:23 am »

I'm on my way, got some old(with termites) plywood to patch the holes.You got any nails? Very Happy
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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2008, 10:38:12 pm »

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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2008, 09:24:52 am »

Brent Handy wrote on Tue, 01 April 2008 04:38

http://www.jblpro.com/pub/obsolete/dms-1.pdf


Thanks! I forgot about this thread.

Did anybody hear these in the end?

Incidentally, I heard a set of Martin THX theatre speakers at a cinema here in Poland recently - some of the best monitoring I've ever heard. Do these guys do studio monitors?

Andy
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Re: Can UREI 813's sound good?
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2010, 02:06:37 pm »

wwittman wrote on Fri, 02 February 2007 22:48

"Can UREI 813's sound good?"

if you never run music through them, perhaps.


if anyone wants a set, i have a friend who is desperate to lose his.


I can't TELL you how hapy I am that the 813 era is over.

Horrible things.


While we're not on the subject: I have a pair of 604-8G's in lookalike Model 19 cabinets that I'm looking for a hot crossover for within my amatuer budget (real cheep!) Any ideas? Pls reply directly to me as I don't want my trophy fish stolen by a wandering shark!!! I am in Houston TX so we need to work out something on the transaction and shipping...
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